Hall of Fame 2016
Dr. Christos Christodoulou received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He served as a faculty member in the University of Central Florida, Orlando, from 1985 to 1998. In 1999, he joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of New Mexico (UNM), where he served as the Chair of the Department from 1999 to 2005. Dr. Christodoulou is a Fellow member of IEEE, and a Distinguished Professor at UNM.
Currently, he is the Associate Dean for Research for the School of Engineering at UNM, and the director of COSMIAC (Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations & Applications Center) that deals with Space Electronics. He was appointed as an IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer (2007-2010) and served as an associate editor and special issue editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation for several years, has given several keynote and invited talks, all over the world, has published over 500 papers in journals and conferences, and has co-authored 8 books.
Dr. Christodoulou is the recipient of the 2010 IEEE John Krauss Antenna Award for his work on reconfigurable fractal antennas using MEMS switches, the Lawton-Ellis Award, and the Gardner Zemke Professorship at the University of New Mexico.
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